Review: Hell’s Kitty (2018)

Hell’s Kitty- 2017

Synopsis: A Hollywood screenwriter’s love life is jeopardized by his hellacious cat.

There’s nothing worse than a bloody pussy. That’s at least what Writer, Director, and Star, Nick Tana would like you to believe while you’re watching 2017’s Horror/Comedy, Hell’s Kitty. Based on a web series of the same name that started in 2011, Hell’s Kitty details the horror of a pussy possessed.

The story revolves around Nick, played by Tana. Nick is a Hollywood screenwriter, who’s love life seems to always be in peril. Nick’s has a best friend, and neighbor named Adam, played by Adam Rucho. Adam seems to think Nick’s misfortunes as a bachelor are the result of his demonic cat named, Angel. Nick adores his furry, feline, and ignores obvious signs of evil. One particular sign was when Nick found a pentagram designed with kitty food on the kitchen floor. Nick’s problems don’t end there. He also can’t get any sleep due to a noisy neighbor, and faces a possible lawsuit from an ex-girlfriend who’s face was scarred by Angel the cat herself.


As Nick tries to deal with these problems, people start to disappear around him, and it’s possible that Angel remains the main culprit. Or does she? Nick’s best friend Adam displays a single white female attitude at times. This behavior keeps the audience guessing as to who’s really to blame for the foul play. Nick must now go through extraordinary lengths to solve the nightmare that surrounds him.

Hell’s Kitty is a dime a dozen, low budget, Horror romp. It relies on pretty good practical effects, and snappy one liners to try and get it’s audience through. The charm wears pretty thin however as the 2nd act materializes. The film spins into a collage of convoluted nightmare sequences, bizarre cameos, and listless acting display’s as the time agonizingly presses on.  As the cameos, and horror references pile up, they seem to be more of a gimmick than anything more. Genre vet’s like Charles Chiodo (Killer Klowns from Outerspace), and Adrian Barbeau (Creep Show) are a pleasant surprise, but add little to the story. Tana seems to be merely pay homage for the sake of paying homage. I’d list some of the films references to horror past to get you excited, but that would be as redundant as the film itself. If you’re in need of reminiscing about 80’s horror, and having a few laughs, then this your movie. Other than that, it doesn’t present anything groundbreaking.


On the plus, I found Hell’s Kitty to tap into a few metaphorical themes. It even seems a bit detective noir at times. However, there’s nothing here that will blow you away on a deeper level. Nothing except for maybe the never before seen cat exorcism that is performed. That’s right, a freaking cat exorcism is performed in this movie.


Hell’s Kitty, I’m glad I saw you once. I will not, however see you again. Let’s hope other audiences enjoy this ferocious fur ball more than I. I rate Hell’s Kitty, 3 out of 10 stars.




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About me in Horror: My love for horror can be attributed to one man, my Father. I was maybe 5 years old when he showed me some of his favorites such as Halloween, The Thing (Carpenter), Night of the Living Dead, and Jaws. While some parents would shelter their kids from such violent films, my father saw no problem in taking the family out to the Hillside Theatre in Hillside, Illinois for a horror movie. We saw films such as Hellraiser, Aliens, and Pet Semetery when I was but a wee, little lad. I love my father for doing this, and to this day these films and many more stay with me as some of my favorites. My favorite sub genre of horror would be the zombie genre. There’s something about the way zombie films reflect society as a dwindling, mindless horde of sheep that I believe appealed to me on a subconscious level as a kid. This look at society hits me at a more conscious level as an adult. Romero, is of course, the god of these films. However, I will watch pretty much any piece of crap Hollywood churns out simply because I cannot refuse an old fashioned zombie story. I would hate to rank all the other sub genre’s because I enjoy them all. Slasher’s, creature feature’s, creepy, killer doll movie’s, whatever. It’s all good to me as long as it’s well done, and sometimes not so well done. I’m not nearly as well versed as other Syndicate writers with horror before 1970. The 70’s, 80’s and 90’s are my favorite decades for horror, but I have seen and loved classics like The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolfman, King Kong, and Pyscho. Recently, thanks to The Horror Syndicate, and a good friend of mine, I’ve also been getting more familiar with the Italian horror films that so many seem to love, and that I missed out on as a kid. About me personally: Im the youngest of two boys, born in Mel Rose Park, Illinois, an originally Italian populated suburb West of Chicago. My father, full blooded Polish, and my Mother, full blooded Italian, gave me a wicked temper, and a love for sausage. I grew up playing tons of sports. Baseball is however my favorite. I started playing guitar at age 12. I had my first metal band at age 17, and to this day I still write and record music for fun in my little home studio aka my living room. I’ve never been married, nor have I ever had children, but I’ve been close twice. I graduated from the Joliet Junior College Culinary School in 2011, and have been working as a chef or cook at various levels, and positions in the food industry ever since. In closing, I’ve seen the Exorcist about 167 times, and it keeps getting better every single time I see it!! Not to mention that you’re talking to a dead guy!! My top 10 Favorite Horror in order (subject to change) Jaws Aliens The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Exorcist Halloween Alien Night of the Living Dead A Nightmare on Elm Street The Thing (Carpenter) The Lost Boys